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Old 11-11-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
 
Liquid Ferts.

When you use liquid fertilizers in your tank Do you shut off the filter for a period of time???
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
 
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When you use liquid fertilizers in your tank Do you shut off the filter for a period of time???
No but if you are running a carbon /charcoal pad /bag you need to take that out though.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:13 AM   #3
 
How long do you leave it out? The charcoal has the mechanical filter pad as a part of it, Thanks
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
 
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In a planted tank it is advisable not to have carbon (charcoal) filtration. Carbon adsorbs [that is not mis-spelled, it adsorbs rather than absorbs] substances from the water, including nutrients that the plants can use.

If the carbon part of the filter media can be removed, it can be replaced with just filter sponge/floss material.

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